Frequently Asked Questions

  • I do not have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, or Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. Do I qualify for the program?
  • You will have to take certain courses before applying. Please refer to the "Admission Criteria" section on the Admissions page.


  • I do not have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science,or Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, but I have several professional certificates (CISCO, Microsoft). Can these be used to substitute the required courses given in "Admission Criteria"?
  • No, professional certificates cannot be used to substitute the required courses.


  • Do I need to take the Subject GRE test to apply for this Program?
  • No, only the General GRE test is a requirement.


  • Do I need to take the GRE test if my GPA is at least 3.5?
  • Yes. All applicants are required to take the GRE.


  • What is the Application deadline for the Computer Networking program?
  • Please check the web site of the Computer Science Department or of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (depending upon which Department you want to apply to) for precise deadlines.


  • I will be extremely grateful if you could give me a frank assessment of my chances of obtaining admission and aid from your university. Iam attaching my resume. I would be glad to supply any further information for your perusal.
  • Unfortunately, we are not set-up to provide such an assessment.


  • Can I apply to the Department of Computer Science for the MS in Computer Networks and also for the MS in Computer Science in one application?
  • No, you need two separate applications (with fees, reference letters etc). Applying to both degrees will not increase your chances of getting admitted, since there is a single admissions committee in Computer Science Department that reviews all applications.